Behind the scenes: history matters

Almost a week ago, my Introduction to Museology class had the opportunity to visit Banting House National Historic Site of Canada as part of our learning about museums with vision. As I mentioned in last week’s post on commemorative integrity, museums – like many other organizations – benefit from being guided by a concrete mission […]

Behind the scenes: Commemorative Integrity

In my classes at Western this week, we have been learning about the concept of “commemorative integrity.” This concept was defined specifically by Parks Canada for National Historic Sites like Banting House. Because commemorative integrity  is so important to everything we do at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, I wanted to share some […]

Understanding Dr. Banting’s Hypothesis: Part II

Introduction In our previous post we introduced Dr. Banting’s 25-word hypothesis and looked at the gross anatomy of the digestive system, the microscopic structure of the pancreas (e.g. acini, islets of Langerhans, β-cells) as well as the role of insulin in blood glucose regulation. Insulin in the form of pancreatic extract was successfully administered to a […]

Behind the scenes: online adventures in 2014

Happy New Year all! I’m happy to say that despite the ice storms, snow squalls, and bitterly cold weather, I have made it safely back to London. The start of the new year is a typical time for making resolutions and setting goals. Here at Banting House National Historic Site of Canada, we have all […]

Behind the Scenes: My last post of the year

It’s time for me to say goodbye to all of you as I head home for the holidays (home being Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario). Banting House will still be open until the 21st, but I won’t be writing blog posts until the new year. I can’t wait for the holidays, but I’m also overwhelmed by […]

Thank you for a great World Diabetes Day!

Good morning everyone. This week I want to extend a huge thank you to all the visitors who didn’t let the cold weather stop them from celebrating World Diabetes Day with us. It was great to see Banting House National Historic Site of Canada filled with people. I enjoyed answering your questions about the museum, […]

10 days to go!

Only 10 days left until Banting House National Historic Site of Canada starts its World Diabetes Day celebrations! We’re very excited about our plans for the evening, and we hope to see you all there! The celebrations will be held from 6:30 to 8:00. Everyone is invited to our open house and free admission to […]